election FAQ

Elections in Zimbabwe: 2018 General Elections


On July 30, Zimbabwean citizens head to the polls for general elections. Candidates are competing for the presidency and seats in the National Assembly, Senate, Provincial Councils, and urban and rural authorities.

Former President Robert Mugabe resigned in November 2017 after 37 years in office, and former Vice President Emmerson Mnangagwa subsequently became president. This major political transition raises the stakes for the upcoming elections and has created an opportunity for increased competitiveness in elections.

To help you understand this important electoral process, the International Foundation for Electoral Systems (IFES) provides Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) on Elections in Zimbabwe: 2018 General Elections. IFES FAQs include:

  • What is Zimbabwe’s electoral system?
  • Who are citizens voting for on Election Day?
  • How was voter registration conducted?
  • Who can observe during Election Day? How can they get accreditation?